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[movies]tedtalks_2014-04-30_collection_index - John Hauser
This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
Keywords: TedTalks; Index
Downloads: 30
[texts]tedtalks_collection_index - John Hauser
This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
Keywords: TedTalks; Index
Downloads: 456
[movies]Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives - TED.com
Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop -- but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost. Ellen 't Hoen talks about an elegant, working solution to the problem: the Medicines Patent Pool. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxZurich; 2012
Downloads: 529
[movies]Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage - TED.com
It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; 2010
Downloads: 308
[movies]Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving - TED.com
Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world -- but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society's need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; environment; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 147
[movies]Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies - TED.com
Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; technology; TEDxWinnipeg; 2012
Downloads: 244
[movies]Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness - TED.com
Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; architecture; design; 2010
Downloads: 294
[movies]Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - TED.com
Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; TED@IBM; 2014
Downloads: 66
[movies]Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future - TED.com
Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; music; technology; TEDxStanford; 2014
Downloads: 75
[movies]Renny Gleeson on antisocial phone tricks - TED.com
In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world -- where the experience we're having right now is less interesting than what we'll tweet about it later.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; 2009
Downloads: 104
[movies]Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - TED.com
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 352
[movies]Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture - TED.com
Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture -- and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; 2005
Downloads: 183
[movies]Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams - TED.com
It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. (Filmed at TEDxHelvetia.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; transportation; TEDxHelvetia; 2012
Downloads: 238
[movies]Anne Curzan: What makes a word “real”? - TED.com
One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; language; TEDxUofM; 2014
Downloads: 93
[movies]Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
Downloads: 162
[movies]John Maeda on the simple life - TED.com
The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; 2007
Downloads: 179
[movies]Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television - TED.com
TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; 2010
Downloads: 301
[movies]Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness - TED.com
At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; math; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 67
[movies]Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics - TED.com
Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; 2010
Downloads: 299
[movies]Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean - TED.com
Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 256
[movies]David Pogue on cool phone tricks - TED.com
In this engaging talk from the EG'08 conference, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy cell phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; 2008
Downloads: 147
[movies]Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world - TED.com
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world. (Filmed at TEDxMaui.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; nature; photography; TEDxMaui; 2012
Downloads: 327
[movies]Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car - TED.com
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 406
[movies]Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - TED.com
When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED@Bangalore; 2012
Downloads: 265
[movies]Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! - TED.com
There's a place in France where the robots do a dance. And that place is TEDxConcorde, where Bruno Maisonnier of Aldebaran Robotics choreographs a troupe of tiny humanoid Nao robots through a surprisingly emotive performance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; robots; TEDGlobal 2005; 2012
Downloads: 237
[movies]Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools - TED.com
America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 100
[movies]Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything - TED.com
The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; advertising; culture; TEDxAthens; 2011
Downloads: 411
[movies]Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold - TED.com
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 430
[movies]Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing - TED.com
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 89
[movies]Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries - TED.com
Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside it morph annually thanks to warm water from above and warm air from below. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these magical spaces where the ice glows in bright blues and greens, and where artifacts rain from the ceiling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
Downloads: 77
[movies]JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out - TED.com
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 226
[movies]Deb Roy: The birth of a word - TED.com
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 185
[movies]Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 330
[movies]Philip Evans: How data will transform business - TED.com
What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; TED@BCG San Francisco; 2013; TED@BCG San Francisco
Downloads: 379
[movies]Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning - TED.com
Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what's to come.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; government; TED Fellows Retreat 2013; 2013
Downloads: 112
[movies]Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
Downloads: 114
[movies]Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper - TED.com
"I love paper, and I love technology," says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who's spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; materials; technology; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 138
[movies]Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 101
[movies]Matthew Childs' 9 life lessons from rock climbing - TED.com
In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; environment; nature; 2009
Downloads: 125
[movies]Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator - TED.com
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2011
Downloads: 38
[movies]Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon! - TED.com
Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; language; law; simplicity; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 29
[movies]Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain - TED.com
In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward -- manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; biology; brain; neurology; science; 2010
Downloads: 178
[movies]Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds - TED.com
With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; city; design; entertainment; technology; 2011
Downloads: 121
[movies]Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - TED.com
As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; design; map; technology; 2009
Downloads: 85
[movies]Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
Downloads: 135
[movies]Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about? - TED.com
They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's learning enough to save them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDublin; TED; Talks; biology; environment; oceans; science; 2010
Downloads: 248
[movies]Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time - TED.com
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year. 
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; men; philanthropy; TEDxToronto 2011; 2011
Downloads: 167
[movies]Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? - TED.com
Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 25
[movies]Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence - TED.com
Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; intelligence; mind; physics; science; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
Downloads: 70
[movies]Allan Jones: A map of the brain - TED.com
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; brain; disease; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 173
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